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Wiechers Sport Strut Bar

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Hi.

Looking to install a new front strut bar. Has anyone used the Wiechers Sport Strut bar R3002. sold on the Schmiedmann website ? Or do you have other recommendations for other strut bars.

Thanks.

Doza

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I have one on my car.  I have a swapped M42 and the brace had to be modified a bit to clear the value cover.  I happen to like the looks of mine and it fits.

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On 1/15/2019 at 5:39 PM, Mark92131 said:

I ordered one from Wallothnesch, looks very close to the Schmiedmann version.  They have a $25 Euro off orders of $ 250+ Euro if you have other parts you need.

 

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https://www.wallothnesch.com/en/domstreben/bmw-1502-2002-turbo.html

+1   - just got mine from Germany in like 4-5 days. nice and polished. fits great, lots of clearance. 

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On 1/15/2019 at 5:03 PM, doza59 said:

Or do you have other recommendations for other strut bars.

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I recommend Bamboo.

I sliced that piece in half and put a spring in the middle so it could move side to side.  With pencils attached I took a spirited drive, to see how much they moved on the piece of paper. 

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Not one bit, so I sold that bit of bling (the original stainless one, that is) and installed a stock air cleaner instead.

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Does the Wiechers bar clear the stock filter housing?  It looks like it might.

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10 hours ago, '76mintgrün'02 said:

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I recommend Bamboo.

I sliced that piece in half and put a spring in the middle so it could move side to side.  With pencils attached I took a spirited drive, to see how much they moved on the piece of paper. 

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Not one bit, so I sold that bit of bling (the original stainless one, that is) and installed a stock air cleaner instead.

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Does the Wiechers bar clear the stock filter housing?  It looks like it might.

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Man, I love this! I was thinking there was a thread somewhere that proves the worthlessness of these bars. I know it's here somewhere, but the bamboo test is so much better!

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I also have never been able to see how the towers move laterally.  I think they move more vertically (imagine a twisting action) with distortion at the front support ahead of the radiator.  It would be more effective to have a truss arrangement like the new BMWs have just behind the grill.

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